Building, modding, and breaking is my favorite way to learn new technologies. I've worked with Python Flask, Django, Node.JS, and Java. I love learning new languages, technologies, and building something fun. I've been fortunate to win awards from Amazon, Microsoft, and Capital One from collegiate hackathons.


Reading List


  • Misbehaving: The Making of Behavioral Economics by Richard H. Thaler
  • Algorithms to Live By: The Computer Science of Human Decisions by Brian Christian and Tom Griffiths
  • Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness by Richard Thaler
  • Give and Take: Why Helping Others Drives Our Success by Adam M. Grant
  • The Obstacle Is the Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph by Ryan Holiday
  • How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie
  • The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life by Mark Manson
  • Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action. by Simon Sinek
  • The Art Of War by Sun Tzu
  • The Innovator's Dilemma: When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fail by Clayton M. Christensen
  • Goodbye, Things: The New Japanese Minimalism by Fumio Sasaki
  • Crucial Influence, Third Edition: Leadership Skills to Create Lasting Behavior Change by Joseph Grenny, Kerry Patterson, David Maxfield, Ron McMillan & Al Switzler
  • Power Moves: Lessons from Davos by Adam Grant
  • Crucial Conversations (Third Edition): Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High by Joseph Grenny, Kerry Patterson, Ron McMillan, Al Switzler & Emily Gregory
  • Rich Dad, Poor Dad What The Rich Teach Their Kids About Money--That The Poor & The Middle Class Do Not! by Robert T. Kiyosaki & Tom Parks
  • Stillness Is the Key by Ryan Holiday
  • The Design of Everyday Things by Donald A. Norman
  • Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela Duckworth
  • Naked Statistics: Stripping the Dread from the Data by Charles Wheelan
  • Cracking the Tech Career: Insider Advice on Landing a Job at Google, Microsoft, Apple, or Any Top Tech Company by Gayle McDowell
  • Eat That Frog!: 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time by Brian Tracy
  • Ego Is the Enemy by Ryan Holiday
  • Never Split the Difference: Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It by Chris Voss with Tahl Raz
  • Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson
  • The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg
  • The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon by Brad Stone
  • Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future by Ashlee Vance
  • The Dichotomy of Leadership: Balancing the Challenges of Extreme Ownership to Lead and Win by Jocko Willink & Leif Babin
  • Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win by Jocko Willink & Leif Babin
  • Follow the Leader - a Collection of the Best Lectures on Leadership by Simon Sinek, Laura Sicola, Gen. James Mattis, Roselinde Torres, Simon Lancaster, John Maxwell
  • Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don't by Simon Sinek
  • Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future by Peter Thiel & Blake Masters

Started But Not Finished (this used to be In-Progress, but its been years since I've touched some of these books)

  • Machine Learning: The New AI (The MIT Press Essential Knowledge series) by Ethem Alpaydin
  • The Experience Economy: Work Is Theater & Every Business a Stage by B. Joseph Pine II and James H. Gilmore
  • Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity by David Allen
  • Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
  • Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know About the People We Don't Know by Malcolm Gladwell
  • 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene
  • Every Tool's a Hammer: Lessons from a Lifetime of Making by Adam Savage
  • The 10X Rule: The Only Difference Between Success and Failure by Grant Cardone
  • The Making of a Manager: What to Do When Everyone Looks to You by Julie Zhuo
  • How to Solve It: A New Aspect of Mathematical Method by G. Polya
  • Soccernomics: Why England Loses, Why Spain, Germany, and Brazil Win, and Why the U.S., Japan, Australia—and Even Iraq—Are Destined to Become the Kings of the World’s Most Popular Sport by Simon Kuper and Stefan Szymanski
  • Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World by Adam Grant
  • The Intelligent Investor Rev Ed.: The Definitive Book on Value Investing by Benjamin Graham, Jason Zweig & Warren E. Buffett
  • Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari
  • Meditations by Marcus Aurelius
  • Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts. by Brené Brown

Undergraduate Coursework

CS 3114: Data Structures & Algorithms

CS 3214: Computer Systems

CS 3654: Into to Data Analytics & Visualization

CS 4984: Social Network Capstone

CS 3304: Comparative Languages

CS 4804: Introduction to Artificial Intelligence

ECON 3104: Microeconomic Theory

ECON 4424: Game Theory

ECON 4304: Econometric Methods

ECON 3204: Macroeconomic Theory

CS 4104: Data & Algorithm Analysis

CS 3744: GUI Programing & Graphics

MATH 3134: Applied Combinatorics